Lemon, broccoli & sesame roast chicken

Lemon, broccoli & sesame roast chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Give traditional roast chicken a Chinese-style twist with this zesty recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
340
protein
28g
carbs
7g
fat
23g
saturates
7g
fibre
2g
sugar
6g
salt
2.35g

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken leg portions, cut into thighs and drumsticks
  • 2 lemons, juice of 1, the other cut into 8 chunks
  • 200g thin-stemmed broccoli
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, finely shredded
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the chicken and lemon chunks in a large roasting tin, season with pepper, then roast for 30 mins until the chicken is turning golden.
  2. After 25 mins, bring a little water to the boil in a frying pan, add the broccoli, cover and steam for 3 mins until bright green and almost tender, then drain.
  3. Tuck the broccoli around the chicken, scatter the garlic and ginger over and around the meat, then splash over the lemon juice, soy and honey. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Roast for another 15 mins until the chicken is golden and tender, and juices look sticky. Drizzle with sesame oil, then serve the chicken, broccoli and juices with rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2011

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theashes's picture
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Delicious and very easy. I had a particularly juicy lemon, so perhaps that is why the sauce was rather runny, but it made the rice soooo tasty. I forgot to put the sesame oil in, but I still loved it. I used 6 chicken thigh fillets for ease, that easy ginger puree stuff, and I didn't slice the garlic cloves, just roasted them whole and squashed them afterwards. It only served two adults and 1 child though, so I'll use twice the amount of broccoli next time.

hemleyhill's picture
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Sorry, forgot to give it stars!

hemleyhill's picture
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I loved this recipe, it was very easy and tasty - I served it with chinese noodles. It was probably even better heated up the next day.

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